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MAY 13/2013

Background noise can impair communication in operating room, study finds

Background noise like music can impact on communication between surgical teams and compromise medical safety, according to new research.  The study is the first of its kind to determine how background noise in the operating room (OR) hinders a s...

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MAY 10/2013

Award for team that designs learning module to improve AKI recognition

A team of researchers picked up the gong for Excellence in Healthcare Education at the BMJ Awards in London last night (May 9th) after designing a learning module to help with the recognition of acute kidney injury (AKI).  The winners, from the ...

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MAY 09/2013

Biopolar risk higher in babies from flu infected mothers, study shows

Children are up to four times as likely to develop biopolar disorder in later life if their mother experienced flu while pregnant, according to new research. This discovery could play a crucial role in the advice midwives offer their patients, especi...

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MAY 08/2013

International Nurses' Day fast-approaching

Nurses across the globe will be honoured on May 12th - the birth of Florence Nightingale - to mark International Nurses' Day. It creates a moment for nurses to reflect on the importance of their role, what they are getting right, and what they ca...

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MAY 08/2013

Occupational therapists awarded for contribution to the profession

There is nothing quite like an award to recognise a health professional's considerable contribution to the industry and two occupational therapists have been honoured for their devotion to the role at a London ceremony.  Jo Horton and Wendy ...

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